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massey ferguson
Mar 11, 2012



The SARS Volta posted:

I like it, but it all kinda blends together still (although the title track stands out).

They're on tour with DIIV, who put out Oshin earlier this year. If you like one, chances are you'll like the other. They sound very, very similar.

Really wish i could get to one of the dates on that tour. DIIV have really impressed me, Doused is definitely one of the best songs I've heard this year and Nocturne is pretty impressive.

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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Epi Lepi posted:

How does it compare to Gemini? I like that album but none of the songs in particular really stand out to me.

Its pretty much the same really, all okay songs but nothing I can really remember.

guppiehaus
Sep 13, 2010


I get the vibe that Nocturne focuses a lot more on really capturing that mellowed out, retro dreampop atmosphere. Listening to Gemini and then the Golden Haze EP I feel like he's integrated electronic sounds very well into Nocturne and kind of matured his sound? 'Counting Days' is one of my favorites from the album and you can distinctly hear the cheesy synths kick up in it. I don't think it has the caliber of songs like 'Live In Dreams' or 'Summer Holiday' on it, but it's definitely a good piece of work.

I personally think 'The Blue Dress' is a little unimaginative, and 'Only Heather' is really lame, but overall I'm liking the album as a night drive track list and a continuation of Jack Tatum's musical progression. Check out 'Shadow', 'Counting Days', 'Nocturne', and 'Paradise' if you're interested. Those are my recommendations. I'm gonna give it a couple more listens

Also, that King Tuff album that released in May is so loving good. If you guys didn't hit my link on the last page or so you should check 'em out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzZfN3EQSxM

On another note, Beach Fossils is working on new material and I'm super excited to hear what they come out with. What A Pleasure was and still is one of my favorite albums.

guppiehaus fucked around with this message at 01:05 on Aug 31, 2012

ManifoldCuriosity
Sep 10, 2009


massey ferguson posted:

Really wish i could get to one of the dates on that tour. DIIV have really impressed me, Doused is definitely one of the best songs I've heard this year and Nocturne is pretty impressive.

Oshiin really surprised me by how well they were able to do the whole underwater gimmick thing without it being too much (aside from the stupid titles). I'm also usually a sucker for 80s post punk revival stuff that's actually good anyway.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Smoking Crow posted:

You know, I've noticed that this thread has a peculiur lack of BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE. They are going to release like, five albums this year, but here's my favorite song of theirs, "Talk Out Loud."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0r2nNceFQM

I don't have jason's list.

I don't need it

Edit: I've been listening to The Doozer a lot. I'm on...an iiisllannndd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxnAZYFdBpE

appropriatemetaphor fucked around with this message at 06:21 on Aug 31, 2012

Admin Understudy
Apr 17, 2002

Captain Pope-tastic

The more I listen to it the more I like the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP by Foxygen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwK32IuseGM

ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


BonoMan posted:

Has anybody mentioned Divine Fits? Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs supergroup.

Whole album is on NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/12/15845...led-divine-fits

I was surprised at how much I liked this and how well they seem to work together. It's more Spoon than Wolf Parade, which might help it be a little more accessible, too, I guess?

I'll also echo that the new Wild Nothing is alright if unspectacular, and the new Grizzly Bear is making its way around and is really quite good (as was the hope).

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

ThatsMyBoye posted:

I was surprised at how much I liked this and how well they seem to work together. It's more Spoon than Wolf Parade, which might help it be a little more accessible, too, I guess?



Yeah it actually grew on me the 3rd or 4th listen. Enough to go buy it via AmazonMP3.

gobbles
Oct 15, 2005



Epi Lepi posted:

How does it compare to Gemini? I like that album but none of the songs in particular really stand out to me.

The lyrics and melodies are a bit better but it's more of the same. The namesake track is really catchy.

Also you guys should be sure to check out the new Neil Halstead (formerly of Slowdive, Mojave 3) album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8brjvcOK2A

The album is called Palindrome Hunches, it's quite a bit folksy and stripped down. Very relaxing.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


ThatsMyBoye posted:

and the new Grizzly Bear is making its way around and is really quite good (as was the hope).

Yeah I've been listening to this for the last day or so and it has been nothing short of fantastic. Once the "new album smell" wears off, I'll be able to make a better judgement, but I can definitely say it is on par with their other work. Everyone should check it out, it's called Shields.

Gio
Jun 19, 2005



Grizzly Bear kinda went on a bit of a rant about the leak, spotify, and supporting local indie record stores today. It's a looot of tweets, so it's better to just read it from their feed.

https://twitter.com/grizzlybear

Admin Understudy
Apr 17, 2002

Captain Pope-tastic

I'd barely call that a rant, it was a pretty mild mannered message. "Hey, Spotify is a neat service but it gets us next to nothing. Please buy our record at an independent store"

Seems fair to me.

Gio
Jun 19, 2005



Hence "kinda bit of a rant", thought it was worth noting. Regardless, I'm finishing up the album for the first time right now and am really loving it.

e: wow, "Sun In Your Eyes" is an amazing closer to Shields.

Gio fucked around with this message at 01:43 on Sep 1, 2012

a bone to pick
Sep 14, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


I think it was Somethingawful that introduced me to Islands, these guys were really great before a major band member left, I think he wrote most of the songs. A lot their songs are depressing but have up-beat vibes:

'Ones'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Ones/1hpUtJ?src=5

'Tender Torture'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Tender+Torture/3Szj83?src=5


While playing some 'Islands' and turning the radio button on, I was introduced to this song by 'Kopecky Family Band', anyone heard of them? I think she has a really beautiful voice.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Birds/3O61Oi?src=5

Sorry if I broke some thread rules.

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



Admin Understudy posted:

The more I listen to it the more I like the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP by Foxygen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwK32IuseGM

Thanks - I was considering posting some Foxygen. They're great and the EP's great.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Really liking that Divine Fits album. In terms of sound and quality it would have fit pretty comfortably in that great Spoon run from Girls Can Tell to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

doctor thodt
Apr 2, 2004

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


First listen of the David Byrne/St. Vincent album: really great, but not at all what I expected. Lots of horns. Love it.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Admin Understudy posted:

The more I listen to it the more I like the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP by Foxygen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwK32IuseGM

I have been loving this album, I'm listening to it right now, actually. I'm really digging the retro rock type of vibe I'm getting from it. It's just a fun record. I can't wait to hear some more from these guys. Teenage Alien Blues is a great tune.

They also did a pretty cool interview over at Aquarium Drunkard. Check it out. Interesting that they say they don't really like the comparison to Bowie and the Stones, which is basically how I describe it to people. Oh well.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Megadace posted:

I think it was Somethingawful that introduced me to Islands, these guys were really great before a major band member left, I think he wrote most of the songs. A lot their songs are depressing but have up-beat vibes:

'Ones'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Ones/1hpUtJ?src=5

'Tender Torture'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Tender+Torture/3Szj83?src=5


If you like Islands go listen to The Unicorns, its the same guys but mostly a lot more upbeat.

Laminator
Jan 18, 2004

You up for some serious plastic surgery?


doctor thodt posted:

First listen of the David Byrne/St. Vincent album: really great, but not at all what I expected. Lots of horns. Love it.

Horns overpower Annie Clark's guitar, not doing it for me. I like the way the album sounds, but drat it, when I listen to St. Vincent it's because I want to hear an angry woman shred on a guitar and make awesome music

The album is streaming on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/09/02/16026...nt?ps=mh_frhdl1

Laminator fucked around with this message at 05:37 on Sep 3, 2012

Zaburino
Jul 22, 2006
...

Well that's why she's second in the billing, though her style come across in the dynamics and song structure somewhat. I would imagine when working with David Byrne it's hard to have a distinctive voice and not just be glad to work with him and start deferring your ideas everywhere. In fact, I think that the fact that it doesn't sound like either of their solo work too much is one of the best strengths of the album. I always felt the Byrne/Eno stuff felt like Eno was serving as more of a "producer who was allowed to contribute musically" more than anything else.

I have to say this is the first time in a few years where I immediately re-listened to an album after it was over, and the first time I can remember where I've done it after the second time through.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


I've recently fallen in love with this song/band. The band is Twerps, the album is Twerps, the song is Who Are You? Give it a listen.

But seriously, check out the whole album. This stuff is great.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

I didn't think the new Grizzly Bear was very good after a couple of listens, but I think it needs time.

This has been a running theme for me this year though, a bunch of artist I've loved in the last half decade have put out new albums that seem completely underwhelming to me.

I must really be getting old.

Konstruct
Jul 22, 2007

I'm Going To Spread Saikyo All Over The World!!


This is a local band that blew me away when I saw them by pure chance. They're called The Bear Romantic, this is my favorite track from them.

http://bearromantic.bandcamp.com/track/farmers

Konstruct fucked around with this message at 13:11 on Sep 4, 2012

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


The Xx are going to release their 2nd album on the 7th, and I can not wait. They are streaming the whole thing online right now.

http://coexist.thexx.info/

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Jack's Flow posted:

The Xx are going to release their 2nd album on the 7th, and I can not wait. They are streaming the whole thing online right now.

http://coexist.thexx.info/

I just found this thread because I was looking to see if anyone had posted about this yet

I'm listening to the stream now, and it's really drat good. I think I'm about halfway through.

This seems like an album that would be fantastic to listen to while driving through a city you're completely unfamiliar with. Being completely out of your element, but completely at ease. That sort of thing.

edit: Actually, this is hands down one of the best albums I've heard all year. God drat.

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 21:44 on Sep 4, 2012

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

This seems like an album that would be fantastic to listen to while driving or walking through a city you're completely unfamiliar with. Being completely out of your element, but completely at ease. That sort of thing.
This sums it up nicely. Their debut had the same fantastic feel to it. So good.

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

Didn't see it mentioned yet but Two Door Cinema Club released Beacon, their second album, over the weekend. It's a bit of a surprise: after they released "Sleep Alone" I assumed the sound would be pretty close, but it's more of a departure than I expected. Definitely feels like an evolution. "Handshake" and "Pyramid" jumped out at me on first listen.

iTunes is selling it with a bonus 12th track, too, and there's a deluxe version that includes 14 concert tracks. Worth a listen, especially if you liked Tourist History but thought it was a bit same-y.

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

New TDCC is rather excellent. Nice progression for them, and the live tracks are decent too. Going to see them in Columbus, should be a good show.

Lead By Example
Jul 17, 2009

I buy and resell Pokemon cards for a living. If you're ever looking to sell your childhood, please reach out!


Fallen Rib

I really like OK Go. What are some other bands that I might like that are similar?

I am totally ignorant about indie rock and alternative rock in general, so act like you're talking to a total beginner.

ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


zanmatto posted:

I really like OK Go. What are some other bands that I might like that are similar?

I am totally ignorant about indie rock and alternative rock in general, so act like you're talking to a total beginner.

If you like power pop, The New Pornographers might be worth a check.

Mt. Modular
May 18, 2006



zanmatto posted:

I really like OK Go. What are some other bands that I might like that are similar?

I am totally ignorant about indie rock and alternative rock in general, so act like you're talking to a total beginner.

I don't know if they sound like OK GO, but whenever I'm in the same mood that leads me to OK GO, I tend to listen to a lot of Sloan too. Maybe try them out.

Creature
Mar 9, 2009


I picked up a seashell to illustrate my homelessness.
But a crab crawled out of it, making it useless.


of Montreal have a rarities compilation out soon!

http://www.pitchfork.com/news/47735...mpilation-tour/

17 tracks - 10 previously unreleased, 7 from out of print singles and such. Dating back to Hissing Fauna.

Daughter of Cloud
01 Our Love Is Senile
02 Obviousatonicnuncio
03 Sails, Hermaphroditic
04 Steppin' Out
05 Hindlopp Stat
06 Partizan Terminus
07 Georgie's Lament
08 Jan Doesn't Like It
09 Feminine Effects
10 Tender Fax
11 Psychotic Feeling
12 Alter Eagle
13 Kristiansand
14 Micro University
15 Subtext Read, Nothing New
16 Noir Blues to Tinnitus
17 Expecting to Fly (Buffalo Springfield cover)

'Sails, Hermaphroditic' on Soundcloud

As usual, CD/LP/limited edition LP on Polyvinyl, limited edition (200 copies) purple cassette on Joyful Noise.

MelancholyMark
May 5, 2009



zanmatto posted:

I really like OK Go. What are some other bands that I might like that are similar?

I am totally ignorant about indie rock and alternative rock in general, so act like you're talking to a total beginner.

Another indie pop recommendation to go with the New Pornographers would be Los Campesinos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj6SO_yKMe8

COUNTIN THE BILLIES
Jan 8, 2006

by Ion Helmet


ThatsMyBoye posted:

If you like power pop, The New Pornographers might be worth a check.

They're a great band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_amzzg34Rc

Behold! A Elk!
May 12, 2009


I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

Behold! A Elk! fucked around with this message at 02:44 on Sep 8, 2012

El Graplurado
Mar 24, 2004
I do backflips when you're not looking.

You don't want this, but the biggest Belle and Sebastian copycats in the world are World Atlas.

ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


Behold! A Elk! posted:

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

This is awesome to hear! What have you listened to so far? There's a lot in that catalog to like.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

Behold! A Elk! posted:

I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

Camera Obscura.

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Behold! A Elk!
May 12, 2009


ThatsMyBoye posted:

This is awesome to hear! What have you listened to so far? There's a lot in that catalog to like.

I listened to the song COUNTIN THE BILLIES posted and then I downloaded the entire catalog I am half way through mass romantic right now and loving it!

El Graplurado posted:

You don't want this, but the biggest Belle and Sebastian copycats in the world are World Atlas.

Holy crap! If I did not know B&S super well I would probably have been fooled if someone told me this was them. Please tell me the singer actually is scottish and the act is not so calculated that he actually made the conscious decision to sing like that.

It's kind of like the first time I heard Billy Squier for the first time and thought it was a late 70s Zeppelin deep cut. Or the first time I heard Billy Joel and thought it was Elton John.

Behold! A Elk! fucked around with this message at 04:43 on Sep 8, 2012

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